Physician (Diagnostics Medical Director)

Department of Veterans Affairs
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2021
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type
The Diagnostic Integrated Community of Care (ICC) Line Chief is responsible and accountable for the overall leadership, planning, operations, and performance of the ICC line.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Oversees Section Chiefs of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (P&LM) and Imaging.
  • Administrative activities such as peer review and other activities as required.
  • Provides consultation services, comparative reports, and participating in clinical conferences/committees as requested by referring physicians.
  • Participates in quality control/quality management (including department and hospital level peer reviews).
  • Reviews IR consults including utilization management, ensuring appropriate pre- and post-procedural workups, and technical oversight for technologists.
  • Participates in academic fulfillment missions such as the publishing of peer reviewed publications, case reports, and/or pursue grant submissions.
  • Compliance with VHA and facility credentialing and privileging processes, including coordination with the Professional Standards Board.
  • Ensure appropriate response to Congressional inquiries, compliance with standards of the VA Inspector General, The Join Commission, CARF (P&LM) and other survey bodies as well as VHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and safety and environment of care standards.
Work Schedule:Monday -Friday, 8:00am -4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
Duty Station: St Cloud VA Medical Center, St Cloud, Minnesota
Telework:Ad Hoc

A Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be offered to highly qualified candidate.

Education Debt Reduction Program:This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.The EDRP Coordinator, Glenda Abfalter, can be reached at


Travel Required
Occasional travel - Less than 10% of time.Supervisory status
YesPromotion Potential
Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Qualifications:Board Certified - Radiology, Pathology, or Nuclear Medicine

Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements:Heavy Lifting (up to 35 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-35 lbs); Reaching Above Shoulder; Ability and dexterity of hand(s) to manage gross and fine motor tasks of patient care (i.e. IV insertion, wound care management, etc.); Walking Throughout Assigned Shift; Standing As Duties Require; Kneeling as Duties Require; Repeated Bending As Duties Require; Near Vision Correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far Vision Correctable in One Eye To 20/50 and to 20/100 In the Other; Color Vision; Hearing (aid permitted); and Specific Hearing Requirements.Education
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:


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